NOLA to Angola is a long-distance, solidarity bike ride established in 2011 to raise funds for the Cornerstone Builders‘ Bus Project. All riders are sponsored, and all sponsorship funds pay for this bus service.
A local bike blog that posted about our send off (http://yeahyouride.com/2013/
One great opinion piece from nola.com: http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2013/10/nola_to_angola_bus_ride_helps.html
The NOLA to Angola route travels over 160 miles from New Orleans to Angola prison over a three-day period. The route covers areas of Southeast Louisiana that are of ecological, historical, and social interest.
Areas and locations of interest include:
- the River Road
- Bonnet Carre’ Spillway
- Cancer Alley
- the German Coast
- Maurepas Swamp
- Baton Rouge
- the Tunica Hills.
More information on the Route here
Along the way, experts will speak about topics such as the Louisiana wetlands crisis and the local environs (pdf) the petro-chemical corridor, the Louisiana prison system, and Louisiana history. We hope that riders will not only enjoy but learn on the journey.